Naturally, we want to celebrate with YOU because it is your creativity and loyalty to our brand that allows us to continue to lead the way in textiles. There's no better way to celebrate than joining in on the 33rd Annual Hoffman Challenge. Our "Into the Meadow" digital print collection make up the 2021-2022 Hoffman Challenge Collection. We are putting you to the ultimate test this year! For the first time ever, Hoffman Challenge participants are required to use a minimum of 2 out of 5 fabrics from the collection in their artwork entry. Ready to celebrate with us? Here's what you need to know:
Mixed Techniques (Pieced and Appliqué)
Any type of wearable garment
Handbags, hats, jewelry, shoes, etc.
Aurifil makes this beautiful collection which is available at
your retailers. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded for the best
use of any and all Aurifil threads. Must name type and indicate
size of Aurifil thread on entry form.
Hoffman’s Into the Meadow Aurifil Thread Box
Any quilt shape is allowed. The quilt must have a 4" quilt
sleeve attached to the back of the quilt, about ½" from the
top. All quilts layers must be secured with quilting or tying. Size
matters! Please double check. The maximum perimeter is = 160 inches.
The minimum perimeter = 72 inches.
To calculate, combine all 4 sides.
Example: a rectangular quilt 30" x 40"
(30" + 40" + 30" + 40" = a perimeter of 140")
Select the appropriate quilt category on your submission form. Please know that the panel of judges reserve the right to change an entry's category, based on their determination that the entry may compete more successfully in a different category.
Any clothing size allowed. Coordinating separates (i.e., matching jacket, shirt, skirt, pants) may be entered as one item. A matching accessory must be entered as its own entry in the accessory category.
Hats, jewelry, purses, shoes, etc., cannot be larger than 12" x 12" x 12" excluding purse handles. Jewelry and small items should be securely attached to and within a shadow box no bigger than 12" x 12" x 12". Please remove all glass or plexiglass from shadow boxes.
Aurfil makes this beautiful collection which is available at your retailers. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded for the best use of any and all Aurifil threads. Must name type and indicate size of Aurifil thread on entry form.
label must be 4" x 4" and include name, address, phone
and entry title.
Position and securely affix to the back side of your quilt on the lower right corner.
Position and securely affix to the inside shoulder.
If the garment is sleeveless, affix to inside bodice.
Position and securely affix to inside of handbag, hat, shoes, etc. For jewelry, attach a smaller 2" wide by 1" tall label.
Deadline for entries via online submission is June 1, 2022
Notifications will be sent from Hoffman Fabrics by June 15, 2022
Once notified, accepted artwork needs to arrive at Hoffman Fabrics’ headquarters by July 15, 2022.
2021-2022 Challenge artwork will be returned to its owner approximately June 2023.
Accepted artwork will be shipped to:
Attention: 2020 Hoffman Challenge
25792 Obrero Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
To find your closest Aurifil retailer, visit Aurifil.com.
Have any questions?
Please email our curator Jean Impey